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    The Hireling

    Online Streaming Access to the 24 minute "Braunstein" Movie Segment on Christmas Day, 2018. Access to updates and insider information (from 5 years of research) and a $5 coupon towards the purchase of the standard release DVD (coming April, 2019)

    This Christmas Season is the 50th Anniversary of the first RPG, David Wesely's "Braunstein."

    We're celebrating this milestone by giving everyone who supports us at our $5 level or higher online access to the the movie segment that reveals how the Braunstein RPG was created.

    This will be a segment in progress, meaning some of the sound and picture will be in a rough, unpolished state.

    See the people who were there talk about one of the most important Secrets of Blackmoor.

    Delivery of this gift is Christmas Day 2018 and streamed through Vimeo's VOD platform.

    Includes:
    • XMas Day 2018 VOD 24 minute Braunstein Movie Segment Rough Draft
    • Coupon for $5 off the Standard Release DVD
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    The Player Character

    Your own online streaming copy of the whole movie.

    Hey, even The Great Svenni began as a low-level flunkie character!

    Support the making of Secrets of Blackmoor as a Player Character, and you will receive permanent access to the watch the entire film via online streaming when the film is completed (estimated Mid-March 2019), as well as the 24-minute Braunstein Segment (available Christmas Day, 2018).

    Delivery of the completed documentary made available through Vimeo's VOD platform.

    Includes:
    • A Streaming VOD of the Completed Movie
    • XMas Day 2018 VOD 24 minute Braunstein Movie Segment Rough Draft
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    1st Level - Blackmoor Party Member

    Everything above, plus a KickStarter-Supporter-Only Limited Edition 2-Disc DVD of the Completed Documentary with bonus footage.
    (see list below for additional gifts)

    Join the party and delve into Blackmoor's hidden past. The catacombs below Castle Blackmoor are both terrifying and dangerous--don't forget to bring a ten foot pole!

    As our thank you for your support, you will receive the Limited Edition DVD of the completed documentary film delivered to your doorstep.

    This is an exclusive KickStarter release which contains Special Features and Bonus Interview Clips not included in the general release of the movie.

    Expected Delivery of your gift: March 2019

    Includes:
    • A Limited Edition DVD of the Completed Movie
    • A Streaming VOD of the Completed Movie
    • XMas Day 2018 VOD 24 minute Braunstein Movie Segment Rough Draft
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    2nd Level - The Wizard of the Wood

    The retro style supporters-only Secrets of Blackmoor T-shirt.
    (see list below for additional gifts)

    It's a T-shirt featuring "Gerti the Dragon" hovering over a moonlit Blackmoor Castle, in a custom old-school design by none other than Bob Bledsaw of the Judges Guild Game Company.

    The very first wizard in an RPG, the "Wizard of the Wood," was known for keeping pet dragons and studying the eldritch art of "Super Berry Magic."

    One of the dear wizard's pets escaped one day, and went on to become the most notable of Blackmoor's personages: Gerti The Dragon.

    Now that you're a 2nd level character, you have earned the right to wear the sacred "Gerti the Dragon" T-shirt.

    (T-shirt is available in 8 different colors and 7 sizes from XS to 3XL).

    Includes:
    • The Secrets of Blackmoor Movie T-shirt
    • A Limited Edition DVD of the Completed Movie
    • A Streaming VOD of the Completed Movie
    • XMas Day 2018 VOD 24 minute Braunstein Movie Segment Rough Draft
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    3rd Level - Blue Rider and Mello

    Your very own KickStarter supporters-only handmade "Secrets of Blackmoor" Velvet Dice Bag. This bag has an inner liner for durability, and a flat bottom so it stands up by itself.
    (see list below for additional gifts)

    The Blue Rider (Bill Heaton) and Mello the Hobbit (Mel Johnson) were tireless in their efforts to stave off invasions by the evil forces of the Egg of Coot. Help them carry on the fight by pledging at 3rd level.

    Every experienced adventurer needs something to hold all their equipment and treasure in. These beautiful and durable creations are adorned with the Secrets of Blackmoor Gerti and castle logo created by Bob Bledsaw of the Judges Guild Game company.

    Includes the 24-minute Braunstein Segment (available Christmas Day, 2018). Remaining rewards available March, 2019.

    Includes:
    • Handmade Secrets of Blackmoor Velvet Dice Bag
    • A Limited Edition DVD of the Completed Movie
    • A Streaming VOD of the Completed Movie
    • XMas Day 2018 VOD 24 minute Braunstein Movie Segment Rough Draft
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    4th Level - The First Dwarf

    Your name in the movie credits!
    (See the list below for additional gifts)

    Ross Maker was the first person to play a Dwarf Character in an RPG. Although the character still remains nameless, Blackmoor's first dwarf can fully claim his title, and you will too.

    This is the entire package of all the lesser levels rolled into one. We've also added a bit of sparkly dwarven treasure by giving you a reason to watch the credits of the completed documentary: your name will appear in the "Special Thanks" section of the end credits. Impress even those stoic Elves, and send those marauding hordes of Orcs into a deep malaise!

    Includes the 24-minute Braunstein Segment (available Christmas Day, 2018). Remaining rewards available March, 2019

    Includes:
    • Special Thank You in the Movie Credits
    • Handmade Secrets of Blackmoor Velvet Dice Bag
    • The Secrets of Blackmoor Movie T-shirt
    • A Limited Edition DVD of the Completed Movie
    • A Streaming VOD of the Completed Movie
    • XMas Day 2018 VOD 24 minute Braunstein Movie Segment Rough Draft
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    5th level - The Braunstein Gift Pack

    A "Sneak Peek" of the entire movie.
    (See the list below for additional gifts*)

    No matter what condition the movie is in, you'll get to watch our 2-hour "Rough" pre-release VOD of the entire movie on Christmas Day, 2018!

    It's the perfect gift for the gamer in your life (You).

    This year is very special to the Blackmoor Bunch. It was on Christmas break, 50 years ago, that David Wesely returned home from college and ran the first session of a ground-breaking new game called Braunstein, the first RPG.

    What better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than by watching the entire working draft of Secrets of Blackmoor?

    Be among the first who knows all the Secrets of Blackmoor.

    *We will also provide a printable letter of confirmation to those who want to give this gift pack as a Christmas present.

    Delivery of our pre-release streamer is 12/25/18 via Vimeo's VOD platform. The other parts of this reward are expected March, 2019.

    Includes:
    • XMas Day 2018 VOD Full Rough Draft of the Entire Movie
    • Special Thank You in the Movie Credits
    • Handmade Secrets of Blackmoor Velvet Dice Bag
    • The Secrets of Blackmoor Movie T-shirt
    • A Limited Edition DVD of the Completed Movie
    • A Streaming VOD of the Completed Movie
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    6th level - Tonisborg Dungeon Explorer

    Hard Bound 1st Edition Tonisborg Dungeon Module Book.
    (See the list below for additional gifts)

    The Lost Dungeons of Tonisborg were unearthed during the filming of Secrets of Blackmoor. Originally created by Greg Svenson in 1973, it is one of the oldest mega dungeons still in existence. Greg is also the second person to be a referee in a Fantasy RPG.

    Support us at the 6th level and you will receive your own hard bound Deluxe Edition copy of this illustrious dungeon module.

    Published by Judges Guild Game Company & Secrets of Blackmoor, it comes with the complete dungeon, playing guidelines, and a complete set of old school rules - Champions of Zed by Daniel Boggs, which brings together the rules of original style play, scattered across many sources, into a single carefully edited work. With original artwork by Bob Bledsaw. Limited 1st Edition is 500 copies only.

    Includes 24-minute Braunstein Segment (available Christmas Day, 2018). Remaining rewards available March, 2019

    Includes:
    • Hard Bound Limited Edition Tonisborg Dungeon Module Book
    • Special Thank You in the Movie Credits
    • A Streaming VOD of the Completed Movie
    • XMas Day 2018 VOD 24 minute Braunstein Movie Segment Rough Draft
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    6.5 level Tonisborg Dungeon Explorer +

    Due to popular request we’re adding the Kickstarter Only Limited Edition 2-Disc DVD of the Completed Documentary with bonus footage to our 6th level Tonisborg Dungeon Explorer Reward. Everything at the Tonisborg Dungeon Explorer level above, plus the limited edition DVD for $1 more!

    If you pledged at the previous $160 Level - Upgrade now! If you haven't pledged yet, pick this one instead!

    (See the list below for additional gifts)

    Includes 24-minute Braunstein Segment (available Christmas Day, 2018). Remaining rewards available March, 2019

    Includes:
    • A Limited Edition DVD of the Completed Movie
    • Hard Bound Limited Edition Tonisborg Dungeon Module Book
    • Special Thank You in the Movie Credits
    • XMas Day 2018 VOD 24 minute Braunstein Movie Segment Rough Draft
    • A Streaming VOD of the Completed Movie
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    7th level - Funk I, King of all the Orcs

    This is an all Inclusive gift pack!
    (See the list below for a list of gifts*)

    Funk the 1st - King of All the Orcs (Fred Funk), was the ruler of the underworld. His thirst for power was unquenchable!

    At the 7th level, not only do you rule the dungeon, but you can lure people to your trapped lair via the grand staircase known as the Orcian Way. It also means you get to have all the loot!

    That's right, this thank you reward package comes complete with the treasure from all lower reward levels, plus a VOD screener of the entire pre-release rough version of the entire movie. This will be "in progress," meaning some of the sound and picture will be in a rough, unpolished state.

    Sometimes, it's good to be the evil one!

    Delivery of the "Rough" prerelease streamer is Christmas Day, 2018 via Vimeo's VOD platform. The other parts of this reward are expected March, 2019.

    *Please note: At this level the Braunstein movie segment is included in the 2 hour movie screener.

    Includes:
    • XMas Day 2018 VOD Full Rough Draft of the Entire Movie
    • Hard Bound Limited Edition Tonisborg Dungeon Module Book
    • Special Thank You in the Movie Credits
    • Handmade Secrets of Blackmoor Velvet Dice Bag
    • The Secrets of Blackmoor Movie T-shirt
    • A Limited Edition DVD of the Completed Movie
    • A Streaming VOD of the Completed Movie
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    9th - The Minnesota Gaming Experience

    David Megarry, creator of the Dungeon! board game, has put together a special event in the Twin Cities

    A 7-day bootcamp / mini convention with the designers of the games that went into creating D&D.

    We begin with a private screening of Secrets of Blackmoor to give you an overview of the history. Then you sit down and get hands on gaming:
    Strategos-N: Ross Maker
    Don't Give Up The Ship: Mike Carr
    Braunstein: David Wesely
    Fight in the Skies: Mike Carr
    Blackmoor: Robert Meyer
    Dungeon!: David Megarry
    Tonisborg Dungeons: M. Griffith
    Star Probe/Empire: Kevin McColl

    And a Player's Choice final game.

    This is a once in a lifetime chance to get to know original members of the Blackmoor Bunch.

    We must get a minimum of 6 supporters between this and the "10th level" or the money will be refunded.

    *All lodging, meals, and events covered by The Minnesota Gaming Experience

    *You must provide your own transportation to the Twin Cities

    *Airport pickup and return provided

    Includes:
    • A Chair at the Minnesota Gaming Experience
    • Associate Producer Credit in the Completed Movie
    • XMas Day 2018 VOD Full Rough Draft of the Entire Movie
    • A Limited Edition DVD of the Completed Movie
    • A Streaming VOD of the Completed Movie
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    10th level - Lord/Dame of Blackmoor

    This is an all inclusive gift pack--You get all the Experience and you get the all Treasure!
    (see list below for additional gifts*)

    If you reach the 10th level, you are the Lord/Dame of Blackmoor!

    Being the ruler can be problematic, what with the vampire infestation that has caused you to hire elven guards who spray everyone with holy water. Or, all those tedious invasions by the minions of the Egg of Coot. Yet it does have its benefits as well.

    We must get a minimum of 6 supporters between this and the "9th level" or your money will be refunded.

    *Please note: At this level the Braunstein movie segment is included in the 2 hour movie screener.

    Includes:
    • A Chair at the Minnesota Gaming Experience
    • Associate Producer Credit in the Completed Movie
    • XMas Day 2018 VOD Full Rough Draft of the Entire Movie
    • Handmade Secrets of Blackmoor Velvet Dice Bag
    • The Secrets of Blackmoor Movie T-shirt
    • A Limited Edition DVD of the Completed Movie
    • Hard Bound Limited Edition Tonisborg Dungeon Module Book
    • A Streaming VOD of the Completed Movie
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    20th level - Dungeon! w/ David Megarry

    A rare mint condition Dungeon! board game.
    (See list below for additional gifts*)

    David Megarry will hand deliver a sealed, 1st edition copy of the Dungeon! board game from 1975 to your house anywhere in the USA or Canada.

    He will also give a personal presentation to you & your friends on the history of the Twin Cities Gamers, and how he came up with the idea for his game.

    After that, he will show you how Dungeon! is played and help you have a fun gaming session with several, already opened copies.

    *Please note: At this level the Braunstein movie segment is included in the 2 hour movie screener.

    Includes:
    • Hand Delivered 1st Edition Mint Copy of Dungeon! Board Game
    • Associate Producer Credit in the Completed Movie
    • XMas Day 2018 VOD Full Rough Draft of the Entire Movie
    • The Secrets of Blackmoor Movie T-shirt
    • A Streaming VOD of the Completed Movie
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    8th level - The last Dungeon Master

    Associate Producer Credit in the movie.
    (see list below for additional gifts*)

    See your name in lights! Supporting at the Dungeon Master level deserves a truly special reward that will etch your name in game history forever.

    Join us at the 8th level, and our gift to you is an Associate Producer credit in the finished documentary.

    Robert Meyer a.k.a Robert the Bald, was the first player to reach 20th level in Blackmoor, & that's when Dave Arneson took his character sheet away, never to be seen again, and proclaimed "The Gods Welcome You, Bob!"

    Bob is also Blackmoor's Last Dungeon Master, and Keeper of the flame.

    *Please note: At this level the Braunstein movie segment is included in the 2 hour movie screener.

    Includes:
    • Associate Producer Credit in the Completed Movie
    • XMas Day 2018 VOD Full Rough Draft of the Entire Movie
    • Hard Bound Limited Edition Tonisborg Dungeon Module Book
    • Handmade Secrets of Blackmoor Velvet Dice Bag
    • The Secrets of Blackmoor Movie T-shirt
    • A Limited Edition DVD of the Completed Movie
    • A Streaming VOD of the Completed Movie
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